• Imee Schlimper

Philippine Coronavirus dilemna may last until Jan. 2021 if no intervention will be done

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Philippines' battle with COVID-19 may drag on for months if proper interventions would not be implemented based from studies by experts.

As of April 12, the Philippines recorded a total of 4,648 cases COVID-19, with 297 deaths and 197 recoveries.

"Ang ating mga estimation galing po 'yan sa ating mga scientist, sa mga mathematician. Nagkaroon po tayo ng tatlong modelling estimates na ginawa kung saan ang timeline ranged from hanggang third quarter of the year and maybe worst case scenario base sa kanilang pag-aaral ay next year po ng January. But these are all estimations," Vergeire said in a virtual press briefing.

Social distancing and frequent hand-washing are still the best way to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 while we do not have yet the vaccine against COVID-19.

An enhanced community quarantine will be implemented over Luzon and other affected areas until April 30.


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